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ElementInformation.Validator Property

Gets the object used to validate the associated ConfigurationElement object.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

public ConfigurationValidatorBase Validator { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationValidatorBase
The object used to validate the associated ConfigurationElement object.

A validator object is not required, and this property may return null.

The following example shows how to use the Validator property.

static public void GetElementValidator()
    // Get the current configuration file.
    System.Configuration.Configuration config =

    // Get the section.
    UrlsSection section =

    // Get the element.
    UrlConfigElement url = section.Simple;

    // Get the element source file.
    ConfigurationValidatorBase elValidator =

    Console.WriteLine("Url element validator: {0}",


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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